Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Julie Washington.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A team of Case Western Reserve University students’ idea for wearable tech to monitor heart patients won the recent Cleveland Medical Hackathon.
The Cleveland Medical Hackathon, which took place Oct. 21-22, challenged participants to find solutions to the opioid crisis and other pressing health-care problems. Overnight, teams brainstormed ideas, wrote business plans and created websites to promote their big ideas
The Case students proposed CrasBand, a wearable tech device to measure stress levels, blood oxygen levels and heart function in cardiac disease patients and automatically share the data with family members and health caregivers.
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Originally published October 27, 2017.